Robotics startups are rolling out more and more companion bots, designed for the sole purpose of friendship, writes Arielle Pardes. Here is the link: https://www.wired.com/story/the-second-coming-of-the-robot-pet/
Augean Robotics has raised a $1.5 million seed funding round.
Flir Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Endeavor Robotics from Arlington Capital Partners for $385 million in cash.
The microrobot measures 2.5 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.7 mm, writes Evan Ackerman. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/four-legged-walking-robot-is-smaller-than-an-ants-face
Groove X, founded by an ex-SoftBank employee, has opened pre-orders for its robot pet “Lovot", writes Chloe Taylor. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/softbank-alumni-launches-robot-companion-designed-to-love-humans.html
Kroger is launching an unmanned delivery service, available to the general public (to the general public in Scottsdale, Arizona, only for now; but nonetheless), in association with Nuro, a...
The AI humanoid, 'Sophia', has been making a worldwide tour on behalf of her creator, Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong, writes Paul Armstrong. Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paularmstrongtech/2018/10/27/ai-humanoid-sophia-is-granted-first-ever-robot-visa-speaks-with-president/
ABB is investing $150 million in Shanghai, China to build an automated and flexible robotics factory; where robots make robots. The factory is expected to begin operating by the end of 2020.
Alibaba A.I. Labs, the department leading consumer AI product development at Alibaba, is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October.
The world is going through a workplace revolution that will bring a seismic shift in the way humans work alongside machines and algorithms, according to new research by the World Economic Forum.
Honeywell has inked a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to work on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies.
More than six million workers are worried their jobs could be replaced by machines over the next decade, according to a report urging trade unions and the government to provide more...
Pasadena, California-based artificial intelligence and robotics company Embodied has raised $22 million in a Series A funding round.
Humanoid robots company Ubtech Robotics has completed a Series C investment totaling $820 million, with a market valuation of $5 billion.
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a $10 million contract to Endeavor Robotics for the company's FirstLook robots.